Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Card Creations with Anchors Aweigh!

Greetings to you! It's Kathi here today to host the blog for you.

Today’s projects features the beautiful "Anchors Aweigh" collection which has a soft pastel look to it. 

It has some really lovely prints & patterns within the collection. I thought it would be fun to create a set of cards. There are several collections can be mixed & matched because the color pallet cordinates very well together.

 All Four Cards

 Let the Sea Set You Free

 Make a Wish on a Starfish

 Discover New Horizons

 Life is Good

Card 1 - Quick Quotes Supplies:
Anchors Aweigh Collection: 106, 109
2016 PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Aqua
2016 PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Barn Board
2016 PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Desert Sun

Tim Holtz: Dies – Sand & Sea

Martha Stewart – Punch

Stampin Up:  Coastal Cabana Cardstock

Card 2 - Quick Quotes Supplies:
Anchors Aweigh Collection: 101,106 and 109
2016 PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Aqua
2016 PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Barn Board 
2016 PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Desert Sun
Anchors Aweigh Die Cut Stickers

Quick Kutz Dies:  sand castle, pail & shoves, sea shells

Stampin Up:  Calypso Coral Cardstock

KS4U:  Teal bling sheet

Graphic 45: Little boy cut outs

Cards 3 and 4 - Quick Quotes Supplies:
Anchors Aweigh Collection: 101,106 and 109
Anchors Aweigh Chipboard Die Cuts
2016 PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Aqua
2016 PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Barn Board 
2016 PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Desert Sun

Tim Holtz: Dies – Thinlet dies

Quick Kutz Dies:  sand castle, pail & shoves, sea shells

Stampin Up:  Calypso Coral Cardstock

KS4U:  Teal bling sheet

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!
~ Kathi
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Love Moments Like These with Susie

Hello and welcome!  Susie here and I am so happy to be re-joining the Design Team at Quick Quotes! Today I am sharing a layout featuring the beautiful Farmhouse Collection and, just in time for Valentines Day, my little sweetheart!

I started with an 8.5"x12" piece of Farmhouse 102. I inked along all of the edges with Desert Sun PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I then very gently wiped the  edges wth Milk Chocolate PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I centered it on top of a piece of white cardstock and added scalloped borders cut from Farmhouse 101.

I love using PowderPuff Chalking Inks to create custom embellishments for my projects.  For this layout, I die cut heart frames out of white cardstock, then colored them to coordinate with the Farmhouse paper.

Here you can see that I actually layered frames colored with 2 inks - Desert Sun and Sunset.  I used the heart die to fussy cut the center from Farmhouse 100.

I used 2 different PowderPuff Chalk Ink colors, Sky Blue and Seabrook, to ink and stencil a floral design onto another heart.

I used that heart in the center of this cork frame:
The page title comes from this wonderful element from the Farmhouse Chipboard Die Cuts. I added Milk Chocolate PowderPuff Chalk Ink to the edge before creating a little embellishment cluster with more chipboard, flowers and a doily!

Quick Quotes Products Used:

Other Items Used:
  • Want2Scrap Fancy Chipboard Word, Love - Small
  • Heartfelt Creations Timeless Amour Dies
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Prima flowers
  • Doilies
  • Cork
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Quick Quotes Challenge 60

It's the 1st Friday of February and you know what that means!

It's time for a brand new blog challenge. But first, we have the gift certificate winner and our top 3 projects to announce from Friday Challenge 59 - "Stencils and Ink!".

Thank you for playing along and sharing your inspiration with us!


Congratulations and Happy Shopping to our randomly selected 
$25 Gift Certificate  winner*:



"Top 3 Challenge Winners"

They win a Top 3 badge to display on their blog!

Congratulations to the Winners!!!

Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.


Happy Friday dear friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a Thank you card that I made using my scraps of paper.

Sometimes I have little pieces of paper that I don't know how to use and today I had a fun idea that can be very useful. Also, this is the theme for our Challenge: You have to use scraps of paper in your project!


To create this card the first thing that I made was create the base and the second layer. The size of the base is 4-1/4"x 11" with score in 5-1/2" and for the second layer is 4"x5-1/4".

  1. Take strips of papers about 3/4" wide. I used these papers Farmhouse 104, Whistlin Dixie 107, Whistlin Dixie 109, 49 Shades of Grey 104, Farmhouse 106.
  2. Adhere the strips of paper to the second layer at an angle
  3. Stamp the "Thanks" sentiment in Midnight Confesions PowderPuff Chalk Ink on the second layer. If you want you can use the MISTI or Stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up.
  4. Tape Bermuda Bay Thick Baker's Twine to the back of the decorated layer to hold it in place while you tie it in front of the same angle as the decorated paper.
  5. Paste the decorated layer over the card base.
Quick Quotes Products Used:
Other Products Used:
  • Crumb Cake and Whisper White Card Stock
  • Thanks Stamp from Hearty Hello Stamp Set by Skipping Stones Designs
  • Bermuda Bay Thick Baker's Twine
  • MISTI or Stamp-a-ma-jig
I hope I have inspired you to make something fun today. See you soon! Thanks for stopping by!

Martha Lucia

The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Scraps of Paper" - be creative!
  • You can create any kind of project, just follow the challenge criteria above.
  • Of course we would LOVE to see Quick Quotes products used on your project, but it's not a requirement to play. 
  • You may use any products to participate in the challenge. 
  • No back posting allowed, projects must be newly created for this challenge. 
  • One (1) entry per person, per challenge please.
We can't wait to see what you create this month!
Challenge begins today and is open until 11:55 pm PST on 2/25.


The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights  with a 'Top 3 Fave' button to display on their own blogs.  Everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.
Prize = $25 gift certificate* to shop in The Quick Quotes Online Store!
Use the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post to link up your project!
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery like Photobucket or
  • InLinkz will ask you for the direct link to your project, not just your blog address.
  • Click on your projects specific url and copy/paste it to link up. 


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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Page Inspiration with Gabriela

Hello everyone, Gabriela here with a layout using the Farmhouse Collection. I started with a photo of some of my favorite girlfriends and then built my page around it.

  • I used Farmhouse 105 and Farmhouse 101.  
  • I cut my photo down to 3.5" x 5" and cut two rectangles out of the 101 at 4.25" x 5.5" & 4.75" x 6".  
  • I rounded the photo edges and then used corner punches to the corners of my mats.  
  • I decided to double mat this photo because I wanted to use both sides of the paper.
  • I inked the edge of the first mat with Navy.

  • I used a Vellum Quote for the top of the page and colored the back of the vellum around the letters using Aqua and a blender pen.
  • I took a piece of white cardstock and inked it up using Mahogany
  • Next, I punched corners to match the second mat for my photo.

  • Next I glued the vellum to the inked white cardstock with a glue pen by tracing the letter on the back so the glue would not show through the vellum.

  • I wanted to add some journaling on this page so I cut another piece of 101 and made a "pocket" with rounded edges.
  • Then I used a scrap piece of white cardstock to make the journaling card.  
  • I knew I wanted to place this in the lower left hand corner.

  • I added some coordinating strips of 101 (both sides) and I used the other side of 105 as the final mat for my photo.  
  • I added a Farmhouse Chip Board Die Cut and a Farmhouse Die Cut Sticker.  
  • Next, I added a few strips of washi tape, an arrow embellishment, and some punched out confetti.  

The coordination was very easy because the papers and inks work so well together. Please let me know if you have any questions about any of the techniques used here.  

Quick Quotes Products Used
2016 PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Navy, Aqua and Mahogany

Thank you and happy crafting!
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sweetest Memories with Kathi

Hello fellow crafters, Kathi here today to host the blog for you.

Today’s project features the beautiful Farmhouse collection from Quick Quotes which also has a soft pastel look to it.

 Full layout

 This layout holds a 4 x 6 photo.

 Close up of flower, the flower was created using paper # 100, & 103.

I used the Tim Holtz jumbo tattered flowers die to create it.

 Close up of cut out die cuts

Flowers created using Spellbinders dies & Quick Quotes Q Farmhouse paper #100

Border created with Farmhouse Paper #103 using a Spellbinders Die embellished with flatback pearls.
Quick Quotes Products:
Farmhouse Die Cut Stickers
Half Page Vellum: The Sweetest Memories
2016 PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Aqua, Lemon Sorbet and Barn Board

Other Items Used:
Stampin Up:  Coastal Cabana Cardstock
Stamp by Judith: Place photo here
Tim Holtz: Dies: Jumbo Tattered Flower Dies
Spellbinders Dies: Barder Die & Small Flowers
Flower & Boarder Centers: Flat Back Pearls

Thanks for stopping by and have fun crafting.
~ Kathi
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentine Cards Inspiration with Alicia

Can you believe it is almost Valentine's Day? Alicia with you today making some cards for this lovely holiday.  I adore making Valentine's because you can still put hearts, pearls and fancy ribbon on a man's card.

Shhh!  I may give this one to my husband.  It is simple yet has some pearly embellishments and ribbon.  But the wow factor comes when the winged heart pops up upon opening the card!

I used two layers since there was nothing behind the pop up.  I layered the back with Whistlin Dixie 104 paper.  I really like how the arrows sneak out behind the Valentine's!  I finished it up with a love sentiment inside and some heart punches heavily distressed with the brand new 2016 Barn Board PowderPuff Chalking Ink, a fantastic deep red ink.

I made a second card while I was at it.  Here,  I used more leftovers from past Club Q kits and just layered hearts upon hearts with some pearly goodness thrown in for good measure.

Quick Quotes Products Used:
2016 PowderPuff Chalking Ink - Barn Board
Whistlin' Dixie - 104 Paper
Red Sheer Ribbon 3/8"
Previous Club Q Kit - July (leftover papers and die cuts)
Previous Club Q Kit - December (leftover pearls and brad)
49 Shades of Grey - 102 Paper (card #2)

Other Products:
Spellbinders Labels
Sizzix Label and Pop Up Dies
Creative Memories Punches
Stampin Up Stamps: Tags For You and Perfectly You
SU/Sizzix Top Note Die (Card #2)
Heart Doily (card #2)
Metal Filigree
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope I've helped inspire you today!
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Monday, February 1, 2016

Pattern Frenzy with Connie

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page showcasing the Whistlin' Dixie line by Quick Quotes.  I love the yellow color and how it makes other colors pop off the page.  The blue is lovely with the yellow.

The paper selections go so well with each other even though they are from other collections.  Love when that happens.  Makes doing a scrapbook page easy!!!

Isn't he a cutie?!!!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Whistlin' Dixie: 106, 107
Whistlin' Dixie: Chipboard Die Cuts
Whistlin' Dixie: Die Cut Stickers
Vellum Quote: ER Visit page
49 Shades of Grey: 103
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Navy, Desert Sun

Stickers and Pearls

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Welcome Gabriela!

Happy Friday to you!  Today we welcome Gabriela Sims to the 2016 Quick Quotes Design Team.

I am an engineer that loves to be creative! I adore anything that is made of paper or related to paper-crafting. I like using supplies in unexpected ways and experimenting with new materials.

I try to find the time to create something everyday whether it’s a card or a small mixed media piece. My favorite things to make are cards and tutorials to go with them.  I live in the Midwest with my husband. You can find my blog here.


Hello everyone Gabriela here with my first project for Quick Quotes. First let me say that I am delighted to be joining this talented group and I am really looking forward to the year!

This is a sweet card that could be a Valentine's Day card or just a card to say I love you.

I started with Farmhouse 104

I cut a piece to A2 size, 4.25" x 5.5" and then added the scallops to make a fence by tracing the bottom of a small container.


Then I used PowderPuff Chalk Inks on my craft mat with a water brush to add some aging to the fence. Shown here are Mahogany, Milk Chocolate, and Navy.

I pressed the ink pad onto my craft mat and then used a water brush to pick up color.


Then I cut out 3 small banners from a Words & Phrases sheet and inked the edges.

Then I punched holes in the tops and threaded them onto a piece of  ribbon. Next, I applied double sided tape and cut a semi-circle out of one of the fence panels to make it look more real.

I decided to ink a background that would show behind the fence just a little. I used heavy weight white card stock for my base.  I wanted it to look like the sky, so I used Navy, Seabrook, and Aqua inks.

After seeing it, I decided it needed some grass, so I took a scrap piece of white card stock and inked it up using Green Leaf.

I drew some grass blades and then fussy cut the whole thing.

I attached the grass and that completed the card.

I hope this inspires you to have some fun with your supplies, happy crafting!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Farmhouse 104
2016 PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Aqua, Navy, Mahogany, Milk Chocolate, Seabrook and Green Leaf
Cardstock Words & Phrases

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!
~ Gabriela

Welcome to the Quick Quotes Design Team Gabriela! We are so happy you are here.
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